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bronchoscopy
fiber-optic or rigid endoscope inserted into the bronchial tubes for diagnosis, biopsy or collection of specimans
endotracheal intubation
placement of a tube through the mouth into the pharynx, larynx and trachea to establish an airway
larngoscopy
visual examination of the voice box
lung biopsy
removal of lung tissue followed by microscope examination
mediastinoscopy
endoscopic visual examination of the mediastinum
pulmonary fucntion tests (PFTs)
tests that measure the ventiation mechanics of the lung
thoracentesis
surgical puncture to remove fluid from the pleural space
thoracotomy
major surgical incision of the chest
thorascopy
visual examination of the chest via small incisions and use of an endoscope
tracheostomy
creation of an opening into the trachea through the neck
tuberculin test
determines past or present tuberculosis infection based on a positive skin reaction
tube thoracostomy
chest tube is passed through an opening in the skin of the chest to continuously drain a pleural effusion